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An innovative approach to hospital design in Bergen, Norway by C. F. Møller Architects

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

A whole new kind of hospital – that is how the jury described the winning proposal by C. F. Møller Architects for a new 10,000 m2 ward building for Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen, Norway. Gone are the traditional hospital corridors, to be replaced by open common areas and efficient logistics.

Haraldsplass Hospital was built in 1986 and has approximately 184 beds. The new building will cover 10,000 m2 and give the hospital a further 108 beds on three storeys. There will also be new underground parking facilities for approximately 400 cars.

Exterior view

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Forest Stair in Stokke, Norway by Saunders Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

This sculptural installation was designed for the Sti For Øye sculpture park in Stokke, set amongst the Vestfold oak forest to the south of Oslo. Working alongside landscape architect and professor Rainer Stange in order to create the infrastructure for a woodland walk past a series of artists’ installations, Saunders proposed a series of steel and wooden walkways set at the highest point of the site, looking east towards Slottsfjellet, or castle rock. The design plays with the idea of an artificially facilitated foray up above the forest floor, an elevated viewpoint that would otherwise be unavailable to the visitor.

Forest Stair

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Forest Stair
  • Location: Stokke, Norway
  • Client: Stokke Municipality and Sti For Øye Sculptural Park
  • Team architects: Todd Saunders, Attila Béres, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, general contractor and carpenter, Timber AS, Anders Frøstrup
  • Steel consultants and builders: Jotne Mekaniske Verksteder AS, Terje Johannessen, Christian Larsson, Helge Thorsen
  • Landscape architects: Rainer Stange, Dronninga Landskap
  • Size: 30 m2; 11 m length, 1.2 to 3.5 m width, 4.5 m height
  • Status: Finished January 2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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The Arch Cultural Center in Mandal, Norway by 3XN

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: 3XN

The Cultural Centre ”Buen” (The Arch) in the Southern Norwegian village of Mandal is shaped like a green blanket that elevates and integrates the building in the surrounding landscape. The glass façade opens up and exposes the lobby to the river bank allowing plenty of daylight into the building. The building is adjusted in colour, scale and proportion to the characteristic and picturesque Norwegian wooden houses by the river’s edge.

Image Courtesy Adam M¢rk

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: The Arch Cultural Center
  • Location: Havnegt. 2, 4515 Mandal, Norway
  • Client: Halse Property, Norway
  • Engineer: Rambøll, Norway
  • Landscape: Asplan Viak, Norway
  • Theatre Technique: AIX architects, Sweden

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Northface House in Stavanger, Norway by Element Arkitekter AS

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Element Arkitekter AS

The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building. It did not function well to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work.

Image Courtesy Dinesen

  • Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Northface House
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Type of Project: Single family house, restoration of old base and fundaments
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Team: Cathrine Vigander, Vidar Kutsen, Hallvard Huse and Alexander Wærsten
  • Consultants: Boye og Waage & Co AS, Jan Petter Dybdahl AS and Moelven Massivtre AS
  • Sustainability: Massive wood construction, Kebony wooden cladding and reuse of the old foundation and walls.
  • Gross Area: 277 sq.m.
  • Date of design : October 15, 2007
  • Date of completion: May 5, 2010

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The Teachers House in Oslo, Norway by Element Arkitekter AS

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Element Arkitekter AS

Element won the competition in November 2004. Three offices were invited: Two well established architectural offices and Element as the “outsider”; a small office with young partners. Further planning started early 2005 and Element was invited to sit in the building committee (in this case me) where important strategic, architectural and economic issues were decided, in total 75 meetings. This was of outmost importance to Element and to the final result/quality. The local building authorities were involved in a very positive way from the very beginning. The same goes for the Byantikvaren, an authority that are interested in saving old buildings.

Image Courtesy Element Arkitekter AS

  • Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
  • Project: The Teachers House
  • Location: Osterhaus gate 4, Oslo, Norway
  • Client : Union of Education Norway (“Utdanningsforbundet” in Norwegian)
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Tech Kristoffer Apeland AS
  • Energy Consultant: Siv. Ing. JP Dybdahl AS
  • Artists: Jorunn Sannes (main façade), May Bente Aronsen (acoustic artpiece in lobby).
  • Total m2: 1794
  • Date of design: October 22, 2004 (delivery date for competition)
  • Completion date: August 28, 2009 (building periode; June 2008- August 2009)

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The Arch in Mandal, Norway by 3XN Architects

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Article source: 3XN Architects

Elegance and conviviality merge under The Arch in Mandal, Norway

Historic white wooden houses, charming narrow streets, a river running though the center and beach and forest nearby. The town of Mandal is the essence of southern Norwegian idyll. Danish practice, 3XN, has designed the town’s new cultural center, a project which required great sensitivity to the town’s special environment.

The Arch

  • Architect: 3XN Architects
  • Name of Project: The Arch
  • Location: Mandal, Norway
  • Client: Halse Property, Norway
  • Engineer: Rambøll, Norway
  • Landscape: Asplan Viak, Norway

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Ovre Forsland and Bjornstokk Hydraulic Power Stations in Helgeland, Norway
 by stein hamre arkitektkontor as


Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: stein hamre arkitektkontor as


Background
The client, HelgelandsKraft AS, is a large producer of hydraulic electricity in northern parts of Norway. In 2008 they started planning several new hydraulic power stations with high environmental ambitions. From the beginning their task for the architect was to find the best way to make their new power stations adapt to the site, and at the same time function as attractions and destinations. The general idea from the architects at stein hamre arkitektkontor, is the design of the new stations should reflect characteristics of the locations. At the same time the buildings should be spectacular. They should also tell the story about the production of power.

Illustration Ovre Forsland (Images Courtesy mir / stein hamre arkitektkontor as)

  • Architects: stein hamre arkitektkontor as

  • Name of Project: Ovre Forsland and Bjornstokk Hydraulic Power Stations
  • Location: Helgeland, Norway
  • Client: HelgelandsKraft as
  • Structural Engineer: SWECO
  • Light design: Stokkan Lys / stein hamre arkitektkontor as
  • Total Area: 150 sqm
  • Images: mir / stein hamre arkitektkontor as

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Blues House Notodden in Norway by ALA Architects

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

The building opens up as a book cover, and invites people in to read, enjoy the blues, drink coffee, watch a movie, laugh, cry, fall in love and live. All functions are on one level and they are open to the central “hinge” space. This glass roofed atrium is a hub for all functions. Library is on the left side. Reception with shop and wardrobe is in the middle and auditoriums are on their side.

Rendering

  • ARCHITECT: ALA Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Blues House Notodden
  • LOCATION: Notodden, Norway
  • TYPE: competition, honorary mention 2010
  • STATUS: Concluded
  • PROGRAM: 3 000m2
  • CLIENT: Notodden kommun
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Janne Teräsvirta, Antti Nousjoki, Samuli Woolston with Auvo Lindroon and Yena Young
  • COLLABORATORS: Erik Sandsmark

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Kilden in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

Kilden, a theatre and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway, has brought together all the city?s institutions of performing arts. Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra now has a concert hall accommodating 1200 attendees. Agder Theater, a regional group, is performing in a theater with a capacity of 700. The theater hall can be transformed to accommodate opera performances to house the ensemble Opera South. In addition, there is a stage for experimental theater and a multi-purpose hall with a level floor.

Night view

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of project: Kilden
  • Location: Kristiansand, Norway
  • Type: Performing Arts Centre
  • Credit of images: Kjartan Belland, Tuomas Uusheimo and Hufton Crow
  • Software used: AutoCad Architecture

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Floating Sauna in Norway by Casagrande Laboratory

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: Casagrande Laboratory

World Architecture Community Award 2011

The Floating Sauna is a gift for the Rosendal community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway. The sauna celebrates the ancient but still living connection between the human built environment and the great voice of the ocean. The Viking decedent Rosendal villagers are as natural with house building as with building their boats and the Floating Sauna lays somewhere in-between.

Floating Sauna

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